In collaboration with WXYC 89.3 FM, UNC’s student-run radio station, the UNC Global Area Studies Centers launched a monthly radio program in 2006. Running through Spring 2014, the Global Music Show focused on a particular world region each month, integrating both music from that area of the world and relevant expertise from guest scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill. Each broadcast — more than 60 archived — is a live “lesson” interspersing records with a discussion of the history and context of the music.


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Middle East-Related Episodes

September 26, 2012: “1000 Years of Middle Eastern Musical Classics”
Hosts: Carl Ernst, Ari Hires
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November 24, 2010: “Courtesan Cabaret”

Hosts: Afroz Taj, John Caldwell
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October 27, 2010: “Music of Tanzania”
Host: Raj Saha
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September 22, 2010: “Persian Music: From Traditional To Modern”
Host: Shahla Adel
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March 31, 2010: “Wooyo! (Sing!)’: Representing the Politics of Contemporary Women’s Music in Senegal”
Host: Ali Colleen Neff
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November 27, 2009: “From Saint to Screen: Music of Devotion and Desire in India and Pakistan”
Hosts: Julianna Thomas, Afroz Taj, John Caldwell
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September 25, 2009: “Middle Eastern Sufi Groove”
Hosts: Joe Hendrix, Carl Ernst
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October 29, 2008: “Sufi Music, Love & Ecstasy, Human & Divine”
Hosts: Hannah Highfill, Omid Safi
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February 29, 2008: “The Silk Road: Music Across the Kyrgyz Mountains”
Hosts: Ainsley Morse, Sheradil Baktygulov, Sairagul Matikeeva, Zumrat Salmorbekova
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August 31, 2007: “From Dervish to Grunge: Sounds from Turkey”
Hosts: Tess Pendergrast, Canguzel Zulfikar
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Nov 30, 2006: “Music from the Axis of Evil: Exploring Iran & Iraq”
Hosts: Brannon Ingram, Carl Ernst
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Apr 28, 2006: “Senegal: Music and Culture”
Hosts: Tom Newsome, Michael Lambert
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Jan 27, 2006: “Sufism: Music and Culture”
Hosts: Brannon Ingram, Carl Ernst
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